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A wreath and flowers decorate the Yingying Zhang Memorial Garden.

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Family Of Slain Chinese Scholar Holds Memorial

A family clinging to fading hope that the remains of Yingying Zhang, a Chinese scholar brutally killed more than two years ago, may someday be found gathered Friday in Savoy for a memorial service that included only her photograph and their own memories of her life.

 A Paducah Police officer aids a "victim" during an active-shooter mock exercise at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

"Aid To Injury" by MAMC Photography is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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Why Some Parents, Healthcare Experts Worry Active Shooter Drills In Schools Do More Harm Than Good

A 2013 Illinois law mandated active shooter drills, but left it up to individual districts to decide whether to involve students. Last year, however, lawmakers passed a bill requiring all school staff and students to participate in an active shooter drill within the first 90 days of the school year.

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